Our Charitable Causes
- Serving food to the needy at the Dallas Salvation Army
- Nursing studies scholarships with DCCCD, TWU, and UTA
- Serving food to veterans’ families at the Dallas Fisher House
- Hands-on help for the Dallas Ramps Project
- Hands-on and financial support to foster children and their families in North Texas
- One-on-one visitations with sick and elderly patients in North Texas hospitals
- Several other good causes are made available to us through our local churches
JHG Texas Academic Nursing Scholarship
Quality healthcare in Texas faces a major problem. The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies reports on a critical shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs):
“By 2030, the supply of RN FTEs is expected to grow by 35.4% to 271,667, while demand will grow by 53.8% to 331,638, leaving a deficit of 59,970 RN FTEs. Based on these projections, 20% of the projected demand for RNs in 2030 will not be met.”
This projected shortfall of 60,000 RNs in Texas has been reported repeatedly in the press. The availability of nurses is critical to the capacity of the hospital health care system during normal times and especially during a pandemic, as any shortage of RNs staffing a hospital affects its capacity.
A primary reason for the shortage of RNs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is that over half of student nurses at TWU, UTA, and DCCCD are financially needy. To help overcome the shortage of RNs in Texas, JHG Texas has awarded 100 JHG Texas Nursing Scholarships since 2017 at highly ranked TWU, UTA, and DCCCD Colleges of Nursing and to the Foundation for CHOICE to highly qualified, but financially needy student nurses that could not otherwise afford the cost of pursuing a BSN. Forty-three of our JHG Texas Nursing Scholars have already graduated to enter into the health care workforce and there are many more to follow. Our current five-year plan calls for the cumulative total award of over 200 JHG Texas Nursing Scholarships.
100% of all scholarship funds awarded from the JHG Texas Fund for Nursing Scholarships flows through to JHG Texas Nursing Scholars to help cover their costs of tuition, fees, books, and nursing supplies without deductions for fundraising costs, or corporate expenses such as salaries, rent, etc.
Please consider making a difference in improving the Healthcare of North Texas by making a pledge now!
For detailed information about the JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship Program, please click on the links below:
Feedback for Our Charitable Work
Among other initiatives in 2013, JHG Texas donated foods and materials to foster families in North Texas over the Thanksgiving holidays. Allow us to relay the experiences of two families whom we were able to help:
“Our family would like to thank you for the gift card for our Thanksgiving meal. We have three foster children right now and each of them picked their favorite dish to add to our table which included broccoli and rice casserole, cowboy salad, and mashed potatoes, the real ones! One of them said grace and it was such a blessing to us.”
“Thank you so much for the gift card to help purchase our Thanksgiving Dinner. What a great surprise. The children love, love the ham, turkey and sweets we bought. Of course they each like something different. One wanted Pumpkin Pie with LOTS of Cool Whip. The other wanted brownies (lots of brownies), and of course one wanted Pecan Pie. The little one was happy with chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for making it all possible. You’re the best!”
As you see in this feedback, we did not encounter demands for video games, iPads or TV’s, but for very basic pleasures such as mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie. In addition to helping the children with their very modest needs, these contributions have also accomplished something much more important. They have given the children, many of whom have never experienced “normality” in their lives, a little bit of stability and dependability. That is something many of the children have never encountered before and it is truly priceless to them.
North Texas Foster Care
On some of our projects, we work closely with foster families in the North Texas region. Below is an interview that was conducted by our friends at Lutheran Social Services of the South. It provides deep insights into the work that these great volunteers do every day to help, support and often rescue children who have been abused, neglected and wounded at a very early age.
Texas Ramp Project
The Texas Ramp Project has long been one of our most important engagements in charity. The organization uses groups of volunteers to build ramps for handicapped individuals who are no longer able to enter their own homes with ease. By doing so the organization fills a highly important gap that neither medial aid nor social services can address. For our knights as well as friends and supporters of JHG Texas it is an extremely rewarding experience and one that is also a lot of fun.
Learn more about the impact the Texas Ramp Project makes in North Texas by reading an article from the Dallas Morning News.